Moon Machines

Moon Machines is a Science Channel documentary series documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. The series consists of six episodes that look at the engineers and their machines that made space travel a reality. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover. And it features interviews with around 70 of the 400,000 engineers who reportedly worked on the Apollo program during the 1960s and early 70s.


Moon Machines: Episode 1 - The Saturn V Rocket
This episode documents the creation of the iconic Saturn V rocket, which was an American human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973.

Moon Machines: Episode 2 - The Command Module
This episode is centered around the construction of the Apollo Command Module and the setback of the Apollo 1 fire.

Moon Machines: Episode 3 - The Navigation Computer
This episode details the story of MIT's work on the Apollo Guidance Computer, a digital computer that was installed onboard each Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module.

Moon Machines: Episode 4 - The Lunar Module
This episode features the Grumman project to build mankind's only true spacecraft - the Lunar Module, one of the greatest engineering feats in history.

Moon Machines: Episode 5 - The Space Suit
To survive outside of a spacecraft, an new space vehicle would be required - the spacesuit. This episode focuses on the teams that created the remarkable Apollo pressure suit.

Moon Machines: Episode 6 - The Lunar Rover
This episode centers on the design and perfection of the novel Lunar Roving Vehicle carried to the Moon on the Apollo J-class missions.


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